When this line was built between Monona and Calmar, the railroad did a great job of running ridges to maintain less grades. That meant the railroad was built all over hell with a ton of curves. I ... (more)
Just one tree and corn stubble and train 470
A Hartley ethanol train load pours on the coals as they make their way east towards Marquette. The train is just past MP 19, which is 19 miles to Marquette. This crew will run from Mason City to D... (more)
Westbound in the evening
On the opening day of the Iowa Gun Deer Season, a doe and two fawns burst from the cover as DM&E 271 rolls by.
Passing a picked field that you can't shoot with 7 feet of corn blocking the view
Train 475 was parked in the Eckards siding north of Guttenburg, IA until Sunday morning when a crew took it north to Marquette and then west on the Mason City Subdivision. The train would be park... (more)
3 West bounds today but the only one in good light 2 SD40-3 with 10 hoppers and 100 ethanal cars.
A Charles City empty ethanol train heads west near MP 19 on the Mason City Sub. The trains is passing one of many old cemeteries that Iowa has tucked away in places. This cemetery is quite old wit... (more)
MBEMC is headed west again after working at Clayton County (IA) Salvage. Next stop is Calmar, IA where the trailing engine will take on water. From there it is non-stop to New Hampton, IA and a ... (more)
As the sun set's on both the IC&E and the day i toke one last shot before the sun drop behind the clouds. Canon 50D
DME 6068 after making a set out at the junk yard, the do all MQMC works its way West.
Empty feeder train from Kansas City - Mason City rolling across the Iowa landscape.
Running on a ridge by passing most of the hill's and passing a old barn